Last week we had the absolute pleasure of staying at a beautifully luxurious hotel in the heart of London over looking Buckingham Palace….an opulent and gloriously elegant home away from home with comfort and decadence exuding from all directions & in all manners.
A quintessentially traditional and exuberant welcome awaited us as we arrived to an idyllic but highly polished and warm reception at The Rubens at the Palace.
And boy were we in for a treat on the highest of levels.
The pavement welcome alone gave us a strong hint as to how our stay would far exceed our expectations….
We’re not familiar with the city, we arrived from the country with an outward etiquette that would probably denote that but from the second we adorned the pavement we seemly fell into the lap of luxury and were made to feel that our presence was of the upmost importance, each face we encountered was with an eagerness to help, a genuine interest & an ease to communicate, a homely air was given from the moment we checked in along with a firm knowledge that help & information to ease our stay was only a question away & our comfort was their aim.
Having arrived around 8am our bags were taken to be stored until our room was ready, we were given complimentary coffee and offered breakfast to start our day, after a long journey we decided on breakfast to gather our thoughts and plan our day ahead….a fabulous choice and a luxuriously pleasing yummy start to our stay…
Food is most certainly the way to my heart and The Rubens most certainly had my heart in their hands before 9am with an overwhelming feast…..it really was as good as it looked…
We sat and watched the world go by with Buckingham Palace Mews right outside the lounge window..
After a stroll through the virtually adjoining world famous St James’ park we were phoned by The Rubens to notify us that our room was ready…
Our room was beautiful…
We explored the hotel a little more lapping up the feel of relaxation bought to us from every direction..
Even the toilets were shrouded in elegance..
Our visit was a child free treat but it soon became evident to us that The Rubens really was a haven of treats for children too and a very family friendly hotel with an importance of making the smallest guests feel at home…
The children can get involved in the Little Princes and Princesses Afternoon Tea, with plenty of tasty treats to tuck into! They can even try their hands at a Masterchef Pastry Experience – including the chance to decorate cupcakes with the Rubens chef!
I couldn’t resist enquiring about a visit with kids and was impressed by the most simplistic of touches..
Children’s evening turndown including a glass of milk and kid’s treat
Bathrobes and slippers
Sticker / colouring books
An interactive child’s map of London where they can tick off all the places they have seen
Kids movies as well as a Nintendo Wii console and games. But we will never put them in your room without getting your parental permission first
Children’s books and games available upon request
Check out these cute robes & slippers!
- the hotel boasts it’s very own Director of Fun for the kids too!!
We couldn’t resist taking one of the children’s maps on our day out ????
Our stay at The Rubens at the Palace was a fabulous time away, luxurious, sumptuous, rejuvenating and a gorgeous treat without the children in tow but also certainly proved to be somewhere that we’d return to with the children.
As winners and finalists of a family fun award we can firmly say that The Rubens has gone above and beyond for its younger guests….and we didn’t even take the children!!
Our trip was made special by not only the hotel but ultimately the evident heart, care and thought that exuded from all the staff within it, attention to detail was beautiful, cleanliness unquestionable & comfort exceeding our expectations…
The Rubens at the Palace was truly a beautiful and memorable place to stay at.
For more details please visit their website: www.rubenshotel.com